about the house

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Anna’s handy June cheffing hints

One thing people don’t know about me is that I really really enjoy cooking. Not baking, so much, but cooking. I’m not very good at it, but I like it.

Also I like cleaning. Yes, I know. Shut up.

Anyway, and therefore, I thought it might be nice if I branched out into Martha territory – in the hope that one day littleredboat will be a worldwide brand and/or I’ll go to prison on charges of insider dealing and/or when I die millions of gay men will mourn – and try to include more cooking and housekeeping tips along with whatever the other stuff is that I write about.

Because cooking and housekeeping are important skills, I believe, like the lady I truly am, if you did but know it.

So let’s start off with seasonal pleasure. It’s always good at this time of year to have a nice bowl of chilled salsa sitting in the fridge, for when the neighbours pop round for dips, or for one of those impromtu Mexican-style feasts.

The most important thing to bear in mind, of course, is that after making fresh salsa – if you’ve made it the littleredboat way, with jalapenos in – it is imperative that you do NOT stick your finger up your nose. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you do this. It is a BAD IDEA.

Thank you.


No matter how refreshing and cool carbonated water may be, no matter how good an idea it may seem at the time, under NO CIRCUMSTANCES attempt to pour it on the affected inner nasal cavity.

This will NOT WORK.

Not even with the head tipped back off the front of the sofa.

This will result in a WET FACE, and also RUG. You may ALSO end up with

fizzy-water-eye. This is WEIRD.

Thank you.

Further and IMPORTANT update

No matter how weird having fizzy-water-eye might be, DO NOT rub the eye. Is that clear? Do NOT. Rub. The EYE, because you may quite possibly have jalapeno fingers.


Thank you.

In next installment of ‘littleredboat around the house: Anna’s cheffing and housekeeping tips’:

Why it’s VERY IMPORTANT to read the back of bathroom cleaner bottles. Also – “cheffing”. Actually a word? We find out.

Remember, littleredboat around the house is here for YOU! Any questions, you know where you can stick them!


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